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Leading global music schools: the science behind music and why it’s good for you
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Music is one of mankind’s most powerful and influential mediums: nothing else has the power to get us moving and grooving quite like a rhythmic beat, and nothing else has the power to unite such a unique and diverse global population quite like a soul-stirring song. Not only does music serve as the optimum emotional release, it has also been proven to be extremely beneficial to our health:

1. Music can help to ease pain

The autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system responsible for controlling our blood pressure, heartbeat and neurological function) and the limbic...

This North Texas college town scores high marks as one of the best in the country
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What makes a good college town is more than just cheap housing, 'round-the-clock restaurants and the students that flood the area each fall. According to Livability.com, it's the places that retain those students after they graduate that truly make them a great place to live. This year Denton, home to the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's...

Student awarded library association scholarship
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The American Library Association named University of North Texas master’s student Tommy Vinh Bui a 2015 Spectrum Scholar.

With the scholarship, Vui will receive $5,000 toward his education plus pre-professional development opportunities like career placement and leadership training.

Bui is part of the Greater Los Angeles Cohort of the College of Information, which means he takes classes online and at schools in California.

He is scheduled to graduate by 2016.

Student set to attend international conference
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An international conference for those who plan global meetings and events will have a UNT student in attendence thanks to a Wyndham Worldwide scholarship.

Allie Salgueiro, a senior hospitality and tourism management major, will attend the 2015 World Education Congress in San Francisco next month.

The conference is put on by Meeting Professionals International, a professional organization with more than 18,000 members.

Crownover plans ‘to exit on top’
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State Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, announced Monday that she will not run for re-election in 2016, giving potential successors plenty of time to decide whether to file for the office and mount a campaign next year.

Crownover, first elected in 2000, said it’s time to close this chapter of her life and see what’s next. Fellow Republican Read King has been the only contender to formally announce his candidacy, though more are expected from both Republicans and Democrats.

Crownover touted her success at this past legislative session as part of her decision not to seek re-election.

“I had such a good session. We...

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